Puerto Vallarta – Top Retirement Destination?

AARP Magazine recently issued this press release that states that Puerto Vallarta is one of the top five retirement destinations for Americans.

Experts in celebrating the next chapter in life, AARP The Magazine traveled the globe to discover the ultimate retirement destinations abroad.  Factoring climate, expat community, cost of living, housing, health care, access to the U.S. and culture and leisure, AARP The Magazine reveals the top five locales in its September/October issue (www.aarp.org/magazine), available in homes and online today.  See what regions in Mexico, France, Panama, Portugal and Italy have to offer—castles, palm trees, rain forests, grilled lobster—in their unique and unparalleled retirement experiences.

1.  MEXICO—Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the undisputed number one destination for American retirees.  With its rich Indian and Spanish culture, lavish beaches and affordable real-estate, Puerto Vallarta offers the low-cost, laid back lifestyle retirees seek to find in a community.

Some Reasons we love it:

Climate: Winters—sunny, pleasantly warm; summers—rainy, humid hot

Expat Community: Estimated at 50,000 American retirees

Access to the U.S.: Excellent

Well, those certainly are strong points in Vallarta’s favor; climate, expat community and access to the US market. Its nice to see this recognition, especially being the only Mexican destination listed, one of only two for Latin America, the other being Panama.

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